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New NCDA&CS Form for Soil Tests

North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has just released a new Soil Test form for Gardeners. Download the …

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NC FarmLink

NC FarmLink was recently featured in Tobacco Farm Quarterly. In the article, found on page 18, journalist, Lara Ivanitch …

Organic Lawn Care

New Organic Lawn Care Guide

We have posted a new “Organic Lawn Care Guide” publication. Natural or “organic” methods of lawn care can provide …

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Season Extension

Check out the great Season Extension information and resources on the Growing Small Farms website by Debbie …

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Composting

Turn yard waste, kitchen scraps, and other organic matter into a wonderful soil amendment or mulch. Composting Portal Composting Chapter of …

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Vermicomposting

Earthworms convert organic matter (including food scraps, paper, animal manure, and yard trimmings) into a valuable soil amendment and …

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Backyard Composting

Instead of disposing of yard trimmings and kitchen scraps, you can compost them in your own backyard. Composting is an …

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12. Native Plants

This native plants chapter of the Extension Gardener Handbook defines the term native, why gardeners …

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10. Herbaceous Ornamentals

This herbaceous ornamentals chapter from the Extension Gardener Handbook reviews the selection, bed design, planting, …

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6. Weeds

This weeds chapter from the Extension Gardener Handbook discusses weed life cycles, how to properly …

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9. Lawns

This lawns chapter from the Extension Gardener Handbook reviews installation and care of turfgrass as …

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Darkwinged Fungus Gnats

This Entomology Insect Note describes darkwinged fungus gnats, an insect pest of some field crops, …

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Cyclamen Mite and Broad Mite in Ornamental Plants

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of the cyclamen and broad mites, …

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Growing Edibles in the Landscape

This publication provides three examples of edible landscape designs for incorporating edible components into a …

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16. Vegetable Gardening

This vegetable gardening chapter from the Extension Gardener Handbook explores the different types and techniques …

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